Adams-Friendship Area Educational Foundation
Working on behalf of students, staff and community to improve educational quality and learning opportunities!
Bridge & Wolak
Fusion of digital accordion, acoustic clarinet & endless wit
Monday, January 22, 2024
2:00 P.M. Doors Open 1:00 P.M.
General Admission: Not part of a season ticket package.
All tickets $10, food pantry donation encouraged
Bridge & Wolak
For over 10 years, Bridge & Wolak have been having a ball twisting up classical music, folk traditions, and improv comedy. Their Bach to Benny Goodman Tour (2022) made stops in 5 Canadian provinces and 15 US states. Equally dedicated to education, they founded the Bridge & Wolak Music Mentorship Program in 2020—an online program for high-schoolers to explore careers in the arts.
As the only duo to fuse digital accordion and acoustic clarinet, Michael Bridge (accordions & piano) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet & piano) create all their own repertoire. With deft virtuosity and endless wit, Bridge & Wolak have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century.”
Dr. Bridge & Dr. Wolak are widely known for their commitment to education through their mentorship program and university teaching. In collaboration with Queen’s University (where Dr. Wolak is Assistant Professor of clarinet), B&W premiered their full show with orchestra, TANGORIUM, in 2022.
“Hit of the season! Terrific rapport with the children in the school, and the evening crowd.”